This report was reformatted for accessibility in May 2023.

Worldwide Family Member Employment Overview, Fall 2022 (data covering 04/2022 to 10/2022 with 236 updated posts, 99% of posts reporting) “Adult Family Members” are associated with the US Department of State, the other Foreign Affairs Agencies, as well as all other government agencies operating under Chief of Mission authority.

 


 

Report 2019 2020 2021 2022
Spring FAMER 12,159 12,249 11,974 12,373
Fall FAMER 11,722 11,756 11,840 12,370

Chart displaying the reported adult family member population overseas

Starting in the Spring of 2022, GCLO no longer collected data on adult family member’s gender.

 


 

Working Inside the Mission 3,124 25%
Working Outside the Mission 2,095 17%
Not Employed 7,151 58%
Report Number of EFMs Percentage

Chart displaying reported employment status of family members overseas

 


 

Bureau Family Members at Post Working Inside % Working Outside % Total Family Members Working %
African Affairs (AF)1 1,615 34% 19% 53%
East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP)2 2,301 24% 17% 41%
European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) 3,753 19% 18% 37%
Near Eastern Affairs (NEA)3 1,410 29% 15% 44%
South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA)4 554 46% 14% 60%
Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) 2,737 23% 16% 39%
Total and Average 12,370 25% 17% 42%

Two AF Special Incentive Posts (SIP) accounts for less than 1% of AF Inside the Mission positions.

2 One EAP Special Incentive Post (SIP) accounts for less than 1% of EAP Inside the Mission positions.

3 Two NEA Special Incentive Posts (SIP) account for 2% of NEA Inside the Mission positions.

4 Two SCA Special Incentive Posts (SIP) account for 1% of SCA Inside the Mission positions.

Note: includes filled and pending positions; includes full-time, part-time, and intermittent work schedules.

 


 

Report AF EAP EUR NEA SCA WHA
2019 Fall 545 559 756 391 267 636
2020 Fall 513 513 718 393 257 624
2021 Fall 498 481 737 398 214 572
2022 Fall 557 545 720 405 256 641

Note: includes filled and pending positions; includes full-time, part-time, and intermittent work schedules.

Chart displaying the number of inside the mission EFM employees by Bureau (Fall 2019 - 2022)

 


 

Report 2019 2020 2021 2022
Spring FAMER 3,143 3,289 3,076 3,105
Fall FAMER 3,154 3,018 2,893 3,124

Chart displaying Family Member Employment Inside the Mission

 


 

Category Number of EFMs Percentage of EFMs
Telework 764 36%
Home Business and Freelance 415 20%
DETO 265 13%
Education 247 12%
Other 404 19%
Total 2,095 100%

Other Fields Defined

Field Number of EFMs % of EFMs
Local Economy 169 8%
RECASSN 53 3%
International Organization 46 2%
US Gov-DC 44 2%
Medical 28 1%
PVO/NGO 20 1%
Commute U.S. 20 1%
Military 13 <1%
Law 7 <1%
Other Dip 5 <1%
Total 404 19%

Chart displaying Family Member Employment Inside the Mission

 


 

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